The characteristic smell of makes its use in scenting of soaps, detergents, insect repellent preparations.
Lemon grass is a potent lemon-citrus herb. Common as a seasoning in Asian cuisine, it also works great as a tea. Lemongrass tea is thought to be a home remedy for certain conditions and lemongrass essential oil has many homeopathic benefits as well. Hereâ€™s how to grow lemongrass.
You can also use lemon grass in soups, stews and stuffings. It has a fresh lemony scent and a light flavor without the tart bite of the lemon fruit. Lemon grass teas has become a very popular drink. This herb has a slight, fresh lemony flavor.Lemon grass has long, slender grayish-green leaves and a fibrous base. The oil of lemon grass is used in many perfumes, soaps and body lotions. The plant has been shown to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.Cymbopogon (lemongrass) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. It is a tall perennial grass. Lemongrass is native to India and tropical Asia. It is widely used as an herb in Asian cuisine. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood.Research shows that lemongrass oil has antifungal properties. Despite its ability to repel insects, its oil is commonly used as a “lure” to attract honey bees.
|Seeds per Packet||50|
|Common Name||lemon grass,barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, gavati chaha.|
|Height||Average of 2-3 feet, although it can grow up to 9 ft. in height in tropical regions.|
|Bloom Time||Year round|